Local Community Retail Lunch & Learn

  • Friday, 03/09/2018: 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Room: Marriott, Orange County Ballroom 3

Description

Make purpose a part of your strategy as we delve into just how to do this and talk with inspiring natural retailers about their purpose, how they are tapping it more than ever while changing to keep up with today's consumer and where they are taking their businesses in coming years.

Take a break from the show floor and have lunch on us! Leave with renewed enthusiasm and ways to bring it to life in your stores.

NOTE: This session requires a Retail Badge + Super Pass or Friday Education Pass to attend. 

Agenda

12:30 - 12:50pm   Networking, Lunch & Introductions

  • Christine Kapperman, New Hope Network

12:50 - 1:30pm     Keynote & Workshop: The Power of Purpose in Your Retail Business

What is your retail business bringing to the world? What is your "why?" Join Zach Mercurio as he helps you to to focus on your purpose and use it as competitive advantage. With a data-based and interactive approach, you'll leave this keynote with a greater understanding of what you do, why you do it, and how this will lead you to greater retail success.  

  • Zach Mercurio, Author - The Invisible Leader, Purpose Consultant

1:30 - 2:00pm       Founders Roundtable: Celebrating Retail's Part in the Natural Food Revolution

Retailers with passion brought the natural products industry to life. Hear from some of the people who were on the front lines then and what they think will take retail forward. You'll also learn how Down to Earth is doing it in a big way as it expands its mission and number of stores.

  • Mark Fergusson, Down to Earth Organic & Natural
  • Doug Greene, New Hope Natural Media
  • Christine Kapperman, New Hope Network
  • Mark Retzloff, Alfalfa's Markets

2:00 - 2:20pm        Deep Dive: Making Moves Toward Convenience & Food Service

Consumers are demanding healthy and convenient options more than ever before. Get an inside look at how the leaders of a small Midwestern chain rethought retail to serve this emerging trend. You might not be ready to open a whole new store, but your customers are ready for you to adopt some of the tools and techniques you'll learn during this session.

  • Bill Crawford, Crawford.Solutions
  • Susie Farbin, Mama Jean's Natural Market
  • Diana Hicks, Mama Jean's Natural Market

2:20 - 2:45pm         Next Generation Retail: Envisioning & Creating a New Future

Where are second-generation retailers taking natural? We'll explore what's taking shape and why as we look at the future of natural retail through the eyes of owners taking on family businesses.

  • Marieke Cormier, Roots Natural Foods
  • Shannon Hoffmann, GreenAcres Market
  • Christine Kapperman, New Hope Network
  • Abraham Nabors, Mustard Seed Market
  • Gabriel Nabors, Mustard Seed Market
 

2:45 - 3:00pm          Pushing Your Passion Forward: Next Steps for Your Retail Business

Zach Mercurio and Christine Kapperman recap the day and leave you with top takeaways from the day and what you need to do next when you leave Expo West. 

  • Christine Kapperman
  • Zach Mercurio, Author - The Invisible Leader, Purpose Consultant
 

 

Speakers

Abraham Nabors

Owner, Director of Education & Standards
Mustard Seed Market & Cafe
Speaker

Bill Crawford PhD(c), MS

Founder & Principal Consultant
Crawford.Solutions
Speaker

Christine Kapperman

Editor in Chief, Natural Foods Merchandiser
New Hope Natural Media
Master of Ceremonies

Diana Hicks

Owner
Mama Jean's Natural Market
Speaker

Doug Greene

Founder
New Hope Natural Media
Speaker

Gabe Nabors

Owner
Mustard Seed Market & Cafe
Speaker

Marieke Cormier

Owner
Roots Natural Foods
Speaker

Mark Fergusson

Chief Executive & Chief Financial Officer
Down to Earth Organic & Natural
Speaker

Mark Retzloff

Co-Founder
Horizon Organic Dairy, Aurora Organic Dairy & Alfalfa’s Markets
Speaker

Shannon Hoffmann

Owner
GreenAcres Market
Speaker

Susie Farbin

Owner
Mama Jean's Natural Market
Speaker

Zach Mercurio

Author, The Invisible Leader
Founder, ZachMercurio.com & ZM Consulting & Speaking
Speaker